Masaya Kikawada

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[CHARACTER] Motoki Furuhata.

Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Kana: 古幡元基
Romaji: Furuhata Motoki

Role: Recurring character
Type: Human
Family: Makoto Kino (fiancée), Kamekichi (pet)
Alignment/Organization: Civilian
First appearance: Act Zero
Last appearance: Special Act
Status: Alive
Actor: Masaya Kikawada

TRIVIA

  • The characters in the name “Furuhata Motoki” (古幡元基) respectively translate to: old (古; furu), flag (幡; hata), origin (元; moto), and fundamental (基; ki).
  • Motoki and Makoto eventually dated in this series. Their relationship was basically platonic in the manga and both anime series.
  • He did not appear to have a sister (Unazuki) in this continuity.
  • Usagi thought Motoki was Tuxedo Mask for a brief time. Furuhata’s actor  Masaya Kikawada later played a masked hero in the 2005 feature film Kamen Rider THE FIRST.
  • This version of Motoki was more goofy. Some fans consider Motoki to be a replacement for Gurio Umino, who was absent from the live-action adaptation. Like Umino, Furuhata provided comic relief.

*cough cough* Well, technically, I do post about the other guys. I’m just really really behind with many things as I’ve been very busy lately… I’m really very sorry! I even have a heap of pictures of various projects of turtle guy, but I haven’t had the time to edit them into a decent post. I try to be as accurate as possible with my posts, but I doubt there’s much I can do about the posting late. I hope I’ll be a bit faster now that my life becomes a bit quieter. (That reminds me, Akira Kubodera is currently in a play that I have found pics of, too…)

But here’s a recent one of Masaya Kikawada from 2012, playing a high school teacher in the TV series “Ending planner - Best way to end your life”

via sarahproject news which is a great site for following Masaya Kikawada’s many appearances on screen.

More detailed post coming up soon!

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Kamen Rider: The First (仮面ライダー THE FIRST Kamen Raidā Za Fāsuto, Masked Rider: The First) is a 2005 Japanese tokusatsu film. The film is an adaptation of the television series Kamen Rider, though there are many differences between the film and the original programme; some of these, however, are due to a closer reliance on the original Kamen Rider manga written by Shotaro Ishinomori. Written by Toshiki Inoue and directed by Takao Nagaishi, the film stars Masaya Kikawada as Takeshi Hongo/ Kamen Rider 1 and Hassei Takano as Hayato Ichimonji/ Kamen Rider 2

The film was released theatrically on December 5, 2005, though it had several early screenings around Tokyo during the previous two months, beginning on October 23, at the Tokyo Film Festival. It was released on Region 2 DVD on April 21, 2006. American anime distributor Media Blasters released the film subtitled-only on Region 1 DVD on April 3, 2007.

The film also includes a subplot about a boy being interned in the hospital and being visited by a girl who tries to cheer him up but he continually rebuffs until they fall in love or something. We generally just ignore that part when we think back on it.